A Darwinist Recognizes (Some of) the Stakes in the Intelligent Design Debate

Alex Rosenberg, Areo, Atheism, Darwinism, divine image, equality, eugenics, Evolution, evolution debate, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, human dignity, Human Zoos, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Intelligent Design, Jamie Milton Freestone, John West, Michael Behe, neo-Nazis, neo-Nazism, nihilism, non-overlapping magisteria, pseudoscientific racism, Racism, religion, Return of the God Hypothesis, Richard Dawkins, scientific racism, skin color, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Meyer, University of Queensland, vitalism
I would be curious to hear how Darwinists like Dr. Freestone reconcile their evolutionism not just with religion but with their commitment to human equality. Source
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Darwinism as Hegelian Dialectics Applied to Biology

act, anti-intellectualism, Aristotle, Artificial Selection, atheists, biological adaptation, biology, captialism, censorship, Communism, Darwinism, eugenics, Evangelical Christians, Evolution, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, feudalism, Friedrich Engels, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Hegelian dialectics, Karl Marx, materialism, metaphysics, potency, purpose, synthesis, V.I. Lenin, violence
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory. Source
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Journalist Finds a “Cover-Up” by the Bronx Zoo

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It wasn’t until they were forced by events that the Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society admitted this black life mattered. Source
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C. S. Lewis, Science, and Science Fiction

Arthur C. Clarke, Back to Methuselah, C.H. Waddington, C.S. Lewis, Childhood’s End, Culture & Ethics, Darwinism, eugenics, Evolution, Francis Galton, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, J.B.S. Haldane, Olaf Stapledon, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, Possible Worlds, Science & Ethics, science fiction, scientism, Star Maker, Tao, Technology, That Hideous Strength, The Abolition of Man, the Flesh and the Devil, The Shape of Things to Come, The Social Function of Science, The World
Was C. S. Lewis an enemy of science? The apparent answer to this question is no. Source
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Something Is Missing from Bronx Zoo’s Apology

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The truth is that placing a man in the Monkey House was intended as an education for the public in Darwinian evolution. Source
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Memory Purge: Eugenicist Margaret Sanger Gets Canceled by Planned Parenthood

Ben Carson, Black Lives Matter, black neighborhoods, cancel culture, Charles Darwin, civil rights, Culture & Ethics, Darwinism, eugenics, Evolution, Fox News, Human Zoos, John West, Karen Seltzer, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Sanger Square, New York City, Planned Parenthood, scientific racism, The Stream, Washington Times
Planned Parenthood seeks a way to quiet a controversy without searching its own soul. Source
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Cancel Caribou? Another Questionable Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History

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The role of science in justifying racism and eugenics is a subject that needs to be opened up wide, not decorously ignored any longer. Source
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White Fragility — A Free Pass for Scientists?

Africans, Alexander H. Stephens, blacks, Carl Bergstrom, Caucasians, Christopher Rufo, city employees, Civic Biology, Confederacy, Cornerstone Speech, Culture & Ethics, Darwinists, Ethiopian, eugenics, Europe, Evolution, genocide, human evolution, Human Zoos, John West, North American, Origin of Species, racial injustice, Robin DiAngelo, scientific racism, Scopes Monkey Trial, Seattle, Second Reich, self-talk, The Biology of the Second Reich, The Descent of Man, thought-policing, United States, University of Washington, White Fragility, whites
“White Fragility” is the phrase of the moment. It refers to an unwillingness on the part of white people to admit “complicity” with racism. Source
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Whose Lives Matter? Darwinism as Soil for Scientific Racism

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On a classic but timely episode of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer discusses the move by National Review editor Rich Lowry in 2012 to sever ties with two regular contributors, John Derbyshire and Robert Weissberg, after discovering their connections to racialist groups promoting race superiority, eugenics, and other morally repugnant ideas. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Klinghoffer explains how Darwinian evolution has informed proponents of these ideas, and how important it is to identify and root out such thinking before it has a chance to pollute respectable institutions and publications. Darwinian ideas are hardly the only possible source of racist thinking, and of course racism long predates Charles Darwin. But Darwinism has proved fertile soil for scientific racism in the modern period. That’s one more reason…
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